I know no one is going to believe me

October 23rd, 2008

But I honestly still don’t know who I’m going to vote for: McCain or Obama.

(And I know I should know, viagra drugstore and I kind of know, but sometimes I just don’t know. You know?)

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  • 1. Debunked  |  October 23rd, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Just flip a coin. It’s easier to be pissed at a coin later than yourself.

  • 2. John  |  October 23rd, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Count me as one who does not believe you.

  • 3. Aaron  |  October 23rd, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Vote Casper.

  • 4. John  |  October 23rd, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Count me as one who does not believe you.

    As tried to post this, a message came up that said: “Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!”

    Must be one of my stock phrases :)

  • 5. elliot  |  October 23rd, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Neither man really reflects my beliefs. (Which is probably the case for most voters.)

    In general, I’m more in sync with McCain.

    I despise the way the media has acted since the two men secured their respective nominations.

    And I think cults of personality, like the one Obama has cultivated, are dangerous when it comes to politics.

    But…

    Every time I drive by a black kid in the city, I wonder what an Obama presidency would mean for him or her.

    I wonder if having a President for a role model might not be a whole lot better than looking up to rappers and sport stars.

    I wonder if Obama’s example might do the kids in America’s inner cities more good than a million midnight basketball programs and big brother outreaches.

    I wonder if Obama could actually force teachers to except pay for performance.

    I wonder if it wouldn’t be a good idea to suck up to the rest of the world for a couple of years.

    And I wonder if it wouldn’t do the Republicans a world of good to have to get back to basics.

    America’s politics are a giant pendulum. And if you want to be on the rise, you’ve got to be willing to take your turn on the fall.

    So, I understand why you don’t believe me, John, but I’m telling the truth when I say I really don’t know who I’m going to vote for in November.

    Most days it’s 60/40 for McCain. But some days it’s the other way around.

    (Until some snide twenty-something says something that really pisses me off. I swear to God, the Democrats are their own worst enemies when it comes to winning the votes of people who haven’t already drank their Kool-Aide.)

  • 6. Nick  |  October 23rd, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Whether one of the other smaller parties actually align with your beliefs or not, it is wrong to simply state the choice as between Republicans and Democrats. There ARE other options.

  • 7. elliot  |  October 23rd, 2008 at 10:52 am

    That’s a great point, Nick.

    The very first vote I ever cast was for the Libertarian party for President.

    Of course, that was a very long time ago and we still seem to be dealing with a two party system. ;)

  • 8. J. Gravelle  |  October 23rd, 2008 at 11:11 am

    I’ve always equated the choice between the GOP and the DNC as a decision about which testicle I’d rather be kicked in: the right or the left.

    This year, it’s a choice between getting kicked in the right testicle or having both nads bitten clean off by Barney Frank and fed to Nancy Pelosi.

    And I mean that in a bad way.

    Look, it’s Wisconsin. You don’t HAVE to choose. Grab yourself a fistful of ACORN-supplied absentee ballots and fill out a few for each.

    Just mark a couple for Bob Barr while you’re at it, would’ja?

    -jjg
    DailyScoff.com

  • 9. Fuzz Martin  |  October 23rd, 2008 at 11:13 am

    You should read this, elliot:

    http://www.rachellucas.com/index.php/2008/10/23/better-bitterly-cling-to-your-guns-while-you-can-hillbillies/

  • 10. The Chad  |  October 23rd, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Elliot, I think the polls are reflecting the same uncertainty you are.

    When you add up the numbers, there is between 10 and 12% of “undecideds”.

    Honestly, which Siren’s Song do you lures you the best? Obama’s, McCain’s, or Barr’s?

  • 11. james wigderson  |  October 23rd, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    if you vote for McCain, not only is he closer to you philosophically, but if identity politics matter my daughter would actually have a vice president to look up to.

  • 12. Debunked  |  October 23rd, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I stand by my flip a coin course of action.

    At least then you have a 50/50 chance of making the correct choice. ;)

  • 13. Dean  |  October 23rd, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    I voted today. I would have voted for myself, but I don’t agree with my opinions half of the time.

  • 14. capper  |  October 24th, 2008 at 7:54 am

    Oh, and Elliot, multiple personalities don’t equate to multiple votes. OK?

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